Wilma JoAnn Anderson, 77, of Mediapolis, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Genesis East Campus in Davenport. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Mediapolis. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Dodgeville. Burial will follow in Kossuth Cemetery. A memorial has been established for St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Dodgeville. Online condolences may be left at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Wilma JoAnn Vantiger was born on October 20, 1945 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Ben and Angela (Fedler) Vantiger. Wilma attended grade school in Yarmouth and graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1963. On August 1, 1964, she was united in marriage to Larry Anderson at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Burlington. Wilma worked at the Burlington Hawkeye, Ann’s Flowers and most recently was a Pharmacy Tech at Heritage Family Pharmacy retiring in November of 2022 after 27 years of service. Wilma was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Dodgeville serving on various committees and singing in the choir. She also was a member of Kings Daughters and the Mediapolis Community Theatre where she served on the board and participated in many of the productions. Wilma enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening, shopping, singing and was very crafty. She was an avid fan of Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball.
Wilma will be deeply missed by her husband, Larry of Mediapolis; children, Paul (Julie) Anderson of Mediapolis, Terri (Barry) Dowell of Stronghurst and Brian (Heather) Anderson of Mediapolis; grandchildren, Nick (Sydney) Anderson, Caleb (Jamie) Dowell, Abigail Dowell and Kyra Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Eden Anderson and Georgia Dowell; brother, James Vantiger of Mount Union; sisters-in-law, Freida Vantiger and Anita Vanitger, both of Mount Union; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Ron) Fromm of Mediapolis and several nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Fred Vantiger; sisters-in-law, Georgianna Vantiger and Marge Fromm.